Exactly Solvable Model for Strongly Interacting Electrons in a Magnetic Field

Abhishek Anand, J. K. Jain, G. J. Sreejith

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States of strongly interacting particles are of fundamental interest in physics and can produce exotic emergent phenomena and topological structures. We consider here two-dimensional electrons in a magnetic field, and, departing from the standard practice of restricting to the lowest LL, introduce a model short-range interaction that is infinitely strong compared to the cyclotron energy. We demonstrate that this model lends itself to an exact solution for the ground as well as excited states at arbitrary filling factors ν<1/2p and produces a fractional quantum Hall effect at fractions of the form ν=n/(2pn+1), where n and p are integers. The fractional quantum Hall states of our model share many topological properties with the corresponding Coulomb ground states in the lowest Landau level, such as the edge physics and the fractional charge of the excitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number136601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Mar 29 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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